Outdoor kitchen inspiration gallery: from big to small

outdoor kitchen inspiration gallery

Dreaming of your own outdoor kitchen? If you’re feeling a bit stuck and need a dose of inspiration, we’ve gathered some of our favourite designs guaranteed to get your moodboard going.

First, what are the basics of any outdoor kitchen? A preparation area, cooking appliances such as grills and pizza ovens, a fridge to keep your favourite beverages icy cold, and we can’t forget about storage and a dining or seating set-up.

Well, these design ideas fuse all of those important kitchen essentials together. Plus, they are perfect no matter if you have a compact nook on your patio or a spacious garden. Screenshot button ready? Scroll down…

Colourful outdoor kitchen with tall oven and matching units.
Are you a lover of colour? Create a bold set-up with the Charlie charcoal oven, £5500, and matching cabinets by Charlie Oven. So stylish!
Neutral outdoor kitchen unit with barbecue and sink and tap.
To make the most of your set-up, and your life a little bit easier, you can also include a sink and a tap. Agher outdoor kitchen in Sage, £21,700, Garden House Design.
Outdoor island with dining space and incorporated grill.
This design features durable Laminam surfaces and a Kamado barbecue. Project by Outdoor Kitchen Centre, Essex.
Stainless steel outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue, sink and tap, and preparation area.
Stainless steel kitchens are one of the biggest trends at the moment. Embrace the popular look with the Formalia Outdoor kitchen by Scavolini, designed by Vittore Niolu.
Modern kitchen design with marble surfaces, built-in barbecue and storage.
Add a touch of luxury to your outdoor kitchen with statement stone such as the Calacatta Viola Estramoz marble, from £600 per sq m, Cullifords.
Wood units for food preparation, a high bar-style table with two bar stools and six-burner grill.
The Paola outdoor design includes a practical bar area and a 6-burner grill, £3449, Atkin and Thyme.
Outdoor kitchen-diner with u-shaped units, built-in appliances and dining table with chairs.
The more appliances, the better! This project in Colchester, Essex by Samuel Moore, owner of Consilium Hortus, features the Gusto, the Bull barbecue and the Deli Vita pizza oven, all by Grillo.
Wood unit with durable surfaces in a big garden.
It’s important to opt for durable materials, so your outdoor kitchen withstands the British weather. For example, the Grenada kitchen set, from £499, Barker and Stonehouse, is made from reclaimed teak wood and hi-tech ceramic, which is UV, scratch, stain and temperature resistant.
L-shaped units made from steel, with built-in appliances and lots of plants.
Love entertaining? Choose a layout that allows you to prepare food and cook while socialising with guests. Project by EO and Walker Landscape & Design.
L-shaped units in a big garden with storage drawers, pizza oven, bar stools, and led strip lighting.
Don’t overlook lighting! This Blenheim L-shape outdoor kitchen, from £12,370, Suns Lifestyle, is drenched in a warm glow even after the sun has set.
Big outdoor kitchen in a U shape with grill, barbecue, storage and dining area.
Installing a pergola is another great way to ensure you will enjoy your kitchen for years to come, no matter the weather. This project features the Deluxe Outdoor Living Pod by Caribbean Blinds.
Galley kitchen design in a garden with grills and storage space.
What is a kitchen without storage, right? Ensure you’ve got enough cabinets to keep all your cooking essentials on hand. Design by Alfresco Kitchens.
Big outdoor kitchen design with multiple appliances, ample worktop space, and drawers for storage.
If the space allows it, why not create a complete secondary kitchen in your garden? If positioned in a shielded area, it can be used throughout the year. Outdoor kitchen by KönigOutdoor.

Don’t know where to start designing your outdoor kitchen? Click here for our handy guide. We always recommend reaching out to professionals for help with anything from design ideas to key considerations such as plumbing and electrics. Happy planning!

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